A short walk from Galerie Lafayette, the artsy Monte Carlo is a magnet for free spirits and budget travelers. Clean, brightly colored rooms are extremely affordable, and the friendly owners make guests feel like long lost family members.
If you’re saving your euros, go for one of the inexpensive rooms. It has a sink, but you'll share a clean shower and bath in the hallway. Others have private baths, but higher rates. All offer free WiFi, complimentary toiletries, and flat-screen TVs.
The hotel is filled with art. You'll find convenient blackout curtains for sleeping late and fans in the summer. Guests also appreciate the luggage storage if they arrive early or have a late departure.
The staff are eager to help you book tickets, give directions to sights and restaurants, and share the history of the neighborhood and its famous artists. The hotel is smoke-free.
The hotel is close to the metro and it's easy to get to the many popular sights of Paris. The Louvre is a 20-minute walk, and the Paris Opera and Moulin Rouge are even shorter jaunts.